Francis Collins

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President Obama Calls for a ‘BRAIN Initiative’

NIH Director Francis Collins discusses President Obama’s new ‘BRAIN Initiative’ research program.

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Sep. 11, 2009

NIH Director Francis Collins

Ira talks with Francis Collins, incoming director of the National Institutes of Health, about research priorities for the years ahead.

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\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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